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SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AND 19: Pablo Collado, flute and band, 3 pm.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12: Accordionist Luis Gonzalez Arocha and singer
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17: Caffeine Jazz Quarter, 6 pm.
THURSDAY APRIL 23: Jacobo Nitsch, trumpet and piano, 6 pm.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26: Accordionist Luis Gonzalez Arocha and
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10 Springtime for Chicharra and
Chiquirin Lovesick cicadas electrify
the air by Dwight Wayne Coop

12 Sensuous Guatemala:
Semana Santa byKen Veronda

14 Semana Santa on the Lake:
San Pedro la Laguna
by Ana Flinder photos: Victoria Stone

16 Aconcagua Expedition 2009
by Kathy Nunez Tipke

17 People and Projects:
FOTOKIDS

18 Lake Views by Dwight Wayne Coop
3Q and the Tomato Paste War

19 People and Projects:
OPEN WINDOWS

20 Museo de Santiago
by raLewis

22 Book Alert byloy Houston
Lent and Holy Week in La Antigua

23 Book Alert
Nazarenos de Guatemala

24 DATEBOOK April
Guide to culture and upcoming events

38 Culture Unshocked II
Toys and Play byAnaFlinder

68 Passion Where Art Thou?
by Dr. Karmen Guevara

74 Semana Santa on the Lake:
Santiago Atitlan byAnaFlinder

122 Tax Time for U.S. Cititzens
by Steven Pittser

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33 Guatemala City
52 La Antigua
99 Lake Atitlan
104 Quetzaltenango
106 Monterrico/Pacific Coast
111 Coban /Tecpn
112 Rio Dulce
113 El Peten
113 Retalhuleu

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GUATEMALA CITY
33 Services/Shopping
36 Dining
43 Lodging
LA ANTIGUA
52 Services/Shopping
58 Spanish Schools
62 Dining
82 Lodging
SECTIONS
410 Top Picks in DVDs
47 Health
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117 Vet Q&A
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As the spectacular photograph by
Byron Ortiz on our cover this month
demonstrates, La Antigua is a great
place to be for Holy Week. But Semana
Santa celebrations take place throughout
Guatemala with beautiful processions and
intricate alfombras (carpets) to be found
from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango
to the Lake region. This year in the Revue
we highlight some of these celebrations in
pictures and words.
We spotlight two towns on Lake Atitlin,
San Pedro la Laguna and Santiago Atitlin,
with some lovely photography by Victoria
Stone. Harry Diaz has captured some great
shots from Xela, and throughout the maga-
zine you will spot some excellent photos of
last year's celebrations by one of our favorite
contributors, Leonel Mijangos.
While it's true Holy Week is a big part
of what's happening in April, there are
a number of other events that merit your
attention. Our DateBook section start-
ing on page 24 will guide you through the
art exhibits, theatre presentations, music
nights, workshops and conferences so you
can have as much fun as possible.
Also in these pages you can read about
a couple of books that are hitting the stores
this month: Elizabeth Bell's third edition
of ent and HIoly Week in (a < Antigua and
7tazarenos de Guatemala by Jos6 Carlos
Flores L. Check your local bookstore.
Other topics included in this issue:
People and Projects, cicadas, Guatemalan
mountain climbers, the Museo de San-
tiago, children's toys and the size of tomato
paste cans in the stores. And, of course, as
always, we can help you on where to dine,
shop, rest, relax and get around in this
beautiful country.
May your April be full of joy and cele-
bration, and thanks for reading the Revue.

-John & Terry Kovick 'Biskovich
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by Dwight Wayne Coop



Lovesick cicadas electrify the air with an amorous
din as they hurdle from puberty to old age


I n the spring," wrote Tennyson in his
poem Locksley Hall, "a young man's
fancy lightly turns to thoughts of
love." The same could be said of old cicadas
in Central America.
Every spring, millions of them emerge
from the ground to molt, unfurl their new
wings, mate-and sing. The ensuing swarm
can be a pelting, deafening tempest of bugs
so intense that wedding planners try to
schedule around them. Most cicadas are
otherwise not considered pests, although
too many larvae in an orchard may kill a
few trees, from whose roots they suck sap.
The last five or so weeks of a cicada's
life packs in adolescence, adulthood and
old age, following a larval "childhood" of
one or several years, although no species
among dozens of Central American genera
can match the longevity of the notorious
"17-year locusts" in the United States.


In Guatemala, the term for cicadas is
chicharra, a word of K'ekchi origin used as
far away as Nicaragua and often bastardized
into cigarra. That may sound like something
to smoke, but there are no records that cica-
das are ever smoked like tobacco. They are,
however, roasted and eaten; for guerillas in
all three of Central America's recent civil
wars, they were practically a seasonal fruit.
Cicadas are somewhat richer in protein than
fruit, however, and the females are preferred
because they are meatier than their mates.
The reason for this is that much of the
female's abdomen is an ovary that produces
up to 600 eggs, which she deposits into slits
that she chisels into tree roots. The male's
abdomen, contrarily, has a large, empty
"echo" chamber that amplifies his sing-
ing organs. For guerillas, then, the females
were the "deep-dish" variety and the males
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Semana Santa on the Lake:


San Pedro la Laguna

by Ana Flinder photos: Victoria Stone


Semana Santa is undoubtedly the most
festive week of the year in Guatema-
la, celebrated with the most pomp and
grandeur in La Antigua, and with deeply
traditional ceremonies and indigenous style
in Santiago Atitlin. Both of these destina-
tions require advanced bookings for lodg-
ing but are not the only places to experience
a Guatemalan Semana Santa.

San Pedro la Laguna, at the base of Volcin
San Pedro, has a surprisingly authentic and
reverent Semana Santa celebration, as well as
a plethora of hotels. In recent years, San Pe-
dro has attracted only a smattering of tour-
ists who attend the celebrations, while many,
both Guatemalan and foreign, stay downhill
from town in the tourist zone, vacationing
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among the many bars and restaurants, and
perhaps kayaking and horseback riding.
There are processions all through the
week in San Pedro, featuring a children's
procession and a Judas procession on
Ash Wednesday, processions of Christ on
the cross and Maria on Good Friday, the
women's daytime processions with Maria
on Saturday, and a procession of the resur-
rected Christ on Easter morning.
Although San Pedro is a relatively mod-
ernized town-for example, almost none of
the women still wear handwoven huipiles,
prefering polyester "blusas"-the Semana
Santa celebrations are bien traditional. It is
immediately evident that days and weeks
of work have gone into the elaborate prepa-
rations of the processions and alfombras.
































Devotions by candlelight all through the night in
the hidden frankincense-filled cofradia house.


Young women of San Pedro carry the statue of
theVirgin Mary.


Here, the alfombras-carpets laid out on the streets for the processions to walk over as
they carry statues of Jesus and Mary- are nearly all made of organic materials: flowers,
leaves, seedpods and seeds, which have been gathered from the woods ...contnued n page 110
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Hundreds of women line the streets and participate in their colorful shawls; young women,
little girls, and grandmothers wear the white lacy veils that mark their devotion.

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Vinicio and Manuelvarezfly Guatemala's colors on the summit of Monte Aconcagua To
Vinicio and Manuel Alvarez fly Guatemala's colors on the summit of Monte Aconcagua


Team of four Antigiiefios and one
Quetzalteco recently embarked on
J journey to climb Aconcagua (Ar-
gentina), the highest mountain peak in the
Americas, at 6,962 meters above sea level.
The team members were: Manuela Rosa-
les, Omar Salom6n Soto, Manuel Alvarez,
Vinicio Alvarez (guide) all from La Antigua,
and Manuel Mejia from Quetzaltenango.
On Wednesday, January 7, they ap-
proached the peak from Puente del Inca
(2,720m) and traveled to Laguna de Hor-
cones, Aconcagua National Park. They ar-
rived Thursday afternoon at base camp,
Plaza de Mulas (4,200m), after enduring the
first storms that afternoon.
On Friday, the climbers rested to get ac-
climated and for a medical checkup. Unfor-


Guatemalan Aconcagua climbing team
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tunately, Manuel Mejia had a cough, and
wasn't cleared by the medical team. He had
to stay behind.
On Sunday, they headed from base camp
to the first altitude camp, Nido de C6ndores
(5,200m) but had to return because of bad
weather. Manuela returned to base camp
and waited for them.
On Tuesday the 13th, the three remain-
ing climbers tried again and succeeded.
From that point, Omar returned to base
camp. Another storm on Wednesday forced
the group to remain in camp.
At this point, only two of the five team
members, Vinicio and Manuel Alvarez, (fa-
ther and son) headed for the next camp, Col-
era (5,900m), where they spent the night. At
noon Friday the 16th, they finally reached the
peak ofMonte Aconcagua (6,962m). They de-
scended a few hours later to the base camp.
It was Vinicio Alvarez's fourth expedition
as a guide to this peak, and the first time that
his son, Manuel, joined his team.
Congratulations to all the Aconcagua-
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FOTOKIDS: Meeting the Dalai Lama and working with some new camera equipment


otokids breaks the cycle of poverty
afflicting Guatemalan youth using
photography, graphic design and
media technology as a voice for disenfran-
chised youth to examine their lives, fami-
lies, communities and environment. Par-
ticipants from some of the poorest barrios
learn employable skills opening new oppor-
tunities, promoting self-esteem; leadership;
critical thinking; and desire for continued
education. Students receive traditional edu-
cational scholarships and our older students
teach classes to younger ones.
The project currently has 103 youths
aged 11 to 18 in Guatemala City and San-
tiago Atitlin, and 50 youths in Las Man-
gas, Honduras.

Mission
To help young people from poor barrios de-
velop employable skills while encouraging
self-exploration, expression and discovery,
based on long-term intensive relationships
between youth, teachers and mentors.

2008 Achievements
S5 Fotokids travelled to 3 U.S. cities
speaking at schools, meeting the Dalai
Lama, working with Tibetan and South
African youths.


* Exhibited their photographs in Paris,
Estonia, Portland, Seattle, San Paolo
* Won photo competitions; PIEA and
BBC young nature photographers, U.S.
professional training workshops in design
and video
* Creation of student-run design studio
Jakaramba and stock agency

Current Projects
* 3-year project training teen girls in
information technology
* Expansion Jakaramba design studio
in Santiago Atitlin and City with
professional mentors
* Jakaramba serves commercial clients
* Giving photographic workshops for
public, NGO's and businesses.

Wish List
* Local businesses and NGOs who can
use our youth publicity agency services
* Sponsors to support scholastic or
photographic education scholarships
* Digital cameras

Contact info: Tel: (502) 2470-1332,
email: info@fotokids.org also,
please visit us at www.fotokids.org


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by Dwight Wayne Coop




3Q and the Tomato Paste War

Dealing with Lilliputian cans ofsauce and questionable
quantification quirkiness on our retail shelves


Tomato paste is mentioned in Gua-
temala's Constitution. I have yet
to find the paragraph, section, and
clause, but I'm certain it is there.
The law in question requires all cans of
tomato paste sold here to be the 6-ounce va-
riety. You may occasionally find tomato paste
in larger cans, such as at Jim's Pana Meats in
Panajachel, but these were smuggled in.
When I moved to Guatemala as a single
person, this was no big deal. But now, with
a family of five, these Lilliputian cans make
cooking a chore: endless spooning that
yields a pile of trash big enough to cover
Staten Island. Once, in the desperate search
for expedience, I tried to vacuum the paste
from the cans with a turkey baster inherited
from my grandmother. You can imagine
how well that worked.
The law applies to every retailer, from
the mammoth Pais Hiper all the way down
to Doia Pepa's phonebooth-sized tienda in
the remotest hamlet. It applies to all three
suppliers; none departs from the rule.
It may be rooted in centuries of hand-
to-mouth culture, which conditions folks
of sparse means to buy everything in the


smallest available quantity. This is why
Doia Pepa sells many items sueltecito (one-
by-one) instead of in bulk. Instead of boxes
of matchbooks, she sells individual books,
to say nothing of sueltecito cigarettes and
gumballs. She also sells Fab (detergent) in
packets whose contents wouldn't fill a salt
shaker, and tiny toothpaste tubes that Mr.
Bean wouldn't have to squeeze half-empty
when packing light for a trip.
All this is much costlier for the end-user,
but it keeps Doia Pepa afloat. Yet surely
Hiper Paiz, which buys and sells candy and
Fab by the containerload, could sell bigger
cans of tomato paste.
The absence of such a commodity, i.e.,
reasonably sized cans of a major food staple
(for which there is no doubt a latent de-
mand) reminds me of the Chicken War be-
tween Germany and the United States in the
1960s. This war was less spectacular than
the war these powers fought in the 1940s.
For this reason alone, you will never see the
Chicken War on the History Channel.
Up to 1963, U.S. automakers monopo-
lized the domestic pickup market. But then
Volkswagen introduced contuednpage


You need another conversion factor to determine which
package is the better deal. Before you can do the math, you
must know the density of yogurt. Who is going to know that?


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T ry to imagine schools without
books. Then imagine an organization
that works with schools and families
not only to provide books, but learning op-
portunities for children and parents. Open
Windows (Ventanas Abiertas) operates a
much-needed library and educational en-
richment center with a computer lab in San
Miguel Dueias, Guatemala. In less than sev-
en years Open Windows has grown from 20
registered children to over 1,300, with more
than 150 children visiting daily.

Mission
Our goal is to open windows of opportunity
and improve literacy rates for the children of
San Miguel Dueias through access to a free
library, educational enrichment center with
computer lab and a scholarship program.

Past Achievements
Open Windows library began with 300
books; it was a place that encouraged chil-
dren to come do their homework and par-
ticipate in educational activities. Since
opening, the library has expanded to more
than 7,000 books for children and young
adults. Schools in San Miguel Dueias do
not have textbooks for all students. The
Open Windows library contains textbooks
for all grades. The educational enrichment
center provides homework help as well as


programs for children to improve their
reading, math and academic skills. Open
Windows' professional staff of five full-time
teachers reinforces the basics while simulta-
neously supporting academic needs. A spe-
cial program offers support for children with
learning disabilities and their parents. A
free 20-terminal computer lab has over 275
students enrolled in computer training. The
computer center provides internet access as
well as programs to reinforce academics.

Current Projects
At the end of last year, Open Windows com-
pleted a new teen center. Teens will have their
own space to do homework, socialize, partici-
pate in special programs and learn new skills
to help them prepare for their future.

Wish List
* Funds for scholarships and to support
general operations
* Microphones and speakers
* Craft materials: colored paper, markers,
pens, crayons, scissors, stickers, glue, paints
* Backpacks & school supplies
* Reams of copy paper
* Educational DVDs in Spanish for teens
To learn more about what we do and who we are,
please visit us: www.openwindowsfoundation.org
or contact Open Windows'Director Teresa
Quinonez: openwindowsteresa@yahoo.com


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Original sculpture of the"Sirens of the Fountain,"
by Mayor Diego de Porras, damaged in the 1773
earthquake.


The Museo de Santiago de los Ca-
balleros in La Antigua Guatemala
is a must see. It's among several
museums and many churches and ruins in
La Antigua, but most people miss it, even
though it is located right on the fringe of
Central Park. Although under-funded and
in need of some upkeep, the museum re-
ally has some of the best exhibits tracing
the history of Guatemala. A half hour there
gives you an idea of Guatemalan history
from conquest to the 19th century.
The museum has a very interesting col-
lection of antique weapons dating from
the conquest to the beginning of the 20th
century. Almost all changes in history have
been tied to advances in weaponry-from
tying a rock on a stick to make a better
club, to the atomic bomb.
The fact that the weapons exhibited
are not pristine, shiny examples of "hung-
on-a-wall" display arms makes them even
more interesting. Many are real weapons,

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A visitor is admiring me original swora or rearo ae
Alvarado, which is in the case below his portrait.
Surrounding it are other Guatemalan dignitaries.


which were used, and continued to be
used and modified and upgraded and used
up. This history traces what happened in
Guatemala. Some of the displays are re-
productions, including spikes and clubs
from the conquest-the bows and arrows
are real. But with a little imagination one
can follow what happened from the time
of Pedro de Alvarado to the beginning of
the 20th century.
The antique arms collection, unfortunate-
ly, had never been properly identified. A new
resident of La Antigua noticed erroneous de-
scriptions or none at all. When he mentioned
this to Museum Director Maria Antonieta
Godoy Mufioz, she replied, "Yes, we get so
many questions that we really cannot answer
because we just don't know what they are."
The newcomer offered to help. Even with
an extensive knowledge of antique arms, he
still needed a year of research, calling on
experts from two continents, and then an-
other year of writing and translating-the





















Descriptive labels identifying antique muskets,
prepared and donated to the museum by a new
resident to La Antigua.


rntry nail or me iviuseo ae sanuago, a large Dust
of Pedro de Alvarado looks down on two 18th
century howitzers; behind are six-gauge wall guns.


The Museum de Santiago de los Caballeros improves its exhibits


text and photos Director of the museum, Maria Antonieta Godoy Mufioz points to a new label
by Ira Lewis describing two heavy wall guns, which could have been used at the Castillo San
Felipe to defend the entrance to Lake Isabel against pirates.

many little-used technical terms were especially
difficult-before the new resident could donate
a definitive set of descriptions for the historically
significant arms. Sr. Gustavo Azmitia of La Copia
Fiel collaborated by providing a great deal of free
art work and printing at cost.
Now, museum visitors can understand what
they are looking at. As the new descriptions were
being hung, a large group of students on a field trip
arrived. They were avidly reading the descriptions
and making notes, especially interested in the
dates, instead of just wandering by and glancing
at the "old guns."
Don't miss the Museo de Santiago de los Ca-
balleros, it's an important one in La Antigua. 0O)
S, visit by the newcomer, Directora Godoy
mentioned that several paintings needed cleaning and
restoration. There are restoration experts working on
paintings from other museums who could do thepaint-
ings in Museo de Santiago, but there's no funds. A small
donation, either in the form of materials or cash would
help preserve some important history of Guatemala.
Your contact is Directora Godoy,fax (502) 7832-2860
or email museosantiago@enantigua.net

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BOOK ALERT


&..P


by Joy Houston


The third edition of Elizabeth Bell's
Lent and Holy Week in La Antigua
hits the shops just in time for the
crowds that hit the town for this year's cele-
brations. When first approached in the early
1990s with, "You should do a book on Holy
Week," her response was, "What? We go
into hiding during Holy Week!" But it did,
in fact, seem like a good idea. Elizabeth's
greatest joy is researching La Antigua, so she
began to compile information and her own
observations of the previous two decades
and published the first edition in 1995.


It captivated her, grew on her and now even
Elizabeth Bell, from whom flows volumes
of historical facts during her cultural tours
and presentations, admits difficulty in find-
ing words for the traditions of Holy Week
in La Antigua. "I want to bring it to life on
paper, and that's very hard to do."
Still fishing, she says, "There's a Semana
Santa moment. It's a feeling, and it's memo-
rable. You never know when it's going to
hit you, when you'll have it. It's just like...
wow! That's what I'm looking for."

Continuing to look and learn, she pub-
lished the second edition of the book in
2001, repeating the compact pocket size.
The latest edition is larger, matching Bell's
Antigua Guatemala: The City and Its Heri-
tage. "Bigger is better for the photos," she
explains, which, excluding those of the
vigils, are all hers. "Wonderful postcards of
the vigils are available after 11 a.m. at each
church of a vigil. Why compete with that?
I took photos of those!" A vigil is held at
the church to display its image the day be-
fore it is taken in procession. "The artistic
quality of scenery and lighting is amazing,
with fruits and vegetables representing the
garden of Gethsemane."

The traditions have grown over the past
four and a half centuries, ...contnuedonpage 60


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Joaste'Car
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his beautifully-crafted collector's
book features a 180 page, full-color
photographic collection of Guate-
malan figures of Jesus Christ.
Measuring 13x13, it is cloth bound and
printed in Guatemala City by Print Studio.


"This book attempts through the various
photographs to carry our faith to the hearts of
Guatemalans who live here as well as those
who presently reside abroad. The most im-
portant ingredient of this work is the love of
God, faith and devotion."
Jose Carlos Flores L., March 2009


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3Fri., llam-3pm- WOMEN CELEBRAT-
ING WOMEN: Reception & art gallery
featuring artistic accomplishments and hobbies
of foreign women living in Guatemala, includes
paintings, dolls, quilting, sculpture; sponsored
by the Antigua Guatemala American Legion
Unit #2 Womens Auxiliary. AnEcho (Antigua's
Educational, Cultural Home Office), Convento
Concepci6n (tel: 7882-4600) 4a calle oriented
#41, LaAntigua.
3Fri., 5pm DANCE: Nuevo amanecer,
Mayan dances performed by indigenous
children from the charity K'a k'a' Saqarik
(Nuevo Amenecer). Come and see the show
and learn more about Mayan culture. Donation
Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.
Fri., and Sat., 4th 7pm LIVE ON
STAGE: Vaudeville comes to La Antigua, fea-
turing talented local stars singing, dancing and
acting out birth and death and everything that
happens in between. Q50, benefit produced by
Dorothea to promote the professional develop-
ment of ART (Antigua's Repertory Theatre) El
Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), LaAntigua.
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4 Sat., 8pm MUSIC: In concert with Chil-
ean group Illapu performing a fusion of An-
dean Latin music with a touch of jazz, classic
and Afro-Caribbean music and the strength of
rock. (www.illapu.cl/) More info: 4427-8200.
4 Gran Sala, Centro Cultural Miguel Angel
Asturias, 24 calle 3-81, z. 1, Guatemala City.
4 Sat., 9am-4pm TEXTILE WORK-
SHOP: Opening of Textile Gallery Show of
Ixcaco, the beautiful natural brown cotton of
Guatemala; demonstrations of hand spinning
by indigenous master weavers from Solold and
Comalapa. Indigo Artes Textiles (tel: 7888-7487)
inside Centro Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
SSun., & Mon., 6th, 3pm SHOW: Circus
Time, bring your kids, lots of fun guaranteed.
Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 ext. 202005) 12
calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
7Tues., 9:30am-1:30pm TEXTILE
/WORKSHOP: NaturalPalette, paintingwith
natural pigments on all types of backgrounds,
cotton, silk, linen canvas & wood, using plant
extracts made into watercolors, temperas, oils, &
pastels. Indigo Artes Textiles (tel: 7888-7487) in-
side Centro Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
St Sun., 3pm MUSIC: Accordionist Luis
.,l.Gonzdlez Arocha and vocalist Sveltana Si-
zoff. Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 ext. 202005)
12 calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
1 Mon., through Sat., 18th, 9am-4pm
I-3- SEWING WORKSHOP: Quality
Sewing and Finishing, learn how to adjust your
machine properly for the fabric, different types
of seams, trims, zippers, bias; how to place and
cut your patterns on the fabric. Indigo Artes
Textiles (tel: 7888-7487) inside Centro Cultural
La Azotea, LaAntigua.





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La Resena, La Merced Church, La Antigua 2008 -Leonel Mijangos / enantigua.com


Semana Santa Holy Vigils and Procesions in La Antigua Guatemala

6 Mon. Holy Monday: Holy ofJests Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced Church,
between la calle poniente & 6a av. norte.
7 Tues., Holy Tuesday: Holy (ests Nazareno delPerddn, San Francisco El Grande
Church, between la av. sur & 7a calle oriented.
8 Wed., 10am Holy Wednesday: Holy -' (Senor Sepultado, Escuela de Cristo Church,
between calle de los Pasos & calle de Belen; 2pm Children's procession, under 10 years old,
from La Merced Church.
9 Thurs., noon Maundy Thursday: Procession ofJests Nazareno de la Humildad, de
Dolores and Saints from San Cristobal El Bajo Church; 1pm Processions ofjests Nazareno del
Perddn, San Francisco El Grande Church.
10 Fri., 5am Good Friday: Procession ofjests Nazareno, La Merced Church; 2pm Procession
of the Burial of Christ, from Escuela de Cristo Church; 3pm Procession of the Burial of Christ,
from San Felipe de Jesus Church.
11 Sat., 3pm Processions of' de Soledad from various churches.
12 Sun., 1pm Easter Sunday: Procession ofJests Resucitado from Obras Sociales del Hermano
Pedro, Templo San Pedro Church.

To learn more about Easter Week (Semana Santa) in La Antigua Guatemala, pick up your copy
of "Lent and Easter Week in Antigua" by Elizabeth Bell; also, in this edition, see "Holy Week
Handbook" on page 22.


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LECTURE HIGHLIGHT
7Tues., 5:30pm (English) COMMU-
NITY SERVICE LECTURE: CasaSito's
Rainwater Catchment Tanks Construction
Program is intended to improve domestic
water supplies for rural Ill I1.. in Guate-
mala, where besides the lack of clean drinking
water, water for bathing is greatly restricted,
especially in the dry season, causing skin and
other health problems. Each tank can hold
5,000 liters of water or more, which gives a
family a store of clean water for 8-9 months a
year. This technology can improve the water
shortage situation of many underprivileged
families. Rory Healy, CasaSito water project
coordinator, will share his volunteer experi-
ence building water tanks in rural area of
Guatemala. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe
(tel: 7832-1919)
a av. sur #8,
La Antigua.
HBY l^^H 1tl __.-11


1 /through Thurs., 30th PHOTOG-
jI RAPHY: La Luna by Spanish artist Ro-
drigo. El Attico (tel: 2368-0853) 4a av. 15-45, z.
14, Guatemala City.

1 /Tues., 5:30pm (English) COMMU-
IXNITY SERVICE: Guatemalans generating
their own opportunities through modern communi-
ty libraries, The Riecken Foundation's mission is
to promote democracy and prosperity in Central
America through libraries that spark a spirit of
discovery and foster social participation. In Gua-
temala, we support and coordinate with 11 lend-
ing libraries. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. sur#8, LaAntigua.




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1 Tues., and Tues., 21st, 6:30pm (Span-
.Tish) WORKSHOP: ElArte en el Cemente-
rio General by Dr. Anibal Chaj6n, culminating
with a guided visit to the cemetery on Sat., 25th
at 1pm. Q375/Q250 students and tourism guides
w/carnet. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7896) 6a
calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.


1 Wed., 5pm
-- ART:
Opening of Nash
MD, by Nathalie
Verwilghen.
Galeria Panza
Verde (tel:
7832-2925)
5a av. sur #19,
La Antigua.





"7Fri., 6pm MUSIC: Jazz concert per-
/formed by Caffeine Jazz Quarter. Plaza
Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 ext. 202005) 12
calle v 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City. V


1 OSat., llam (Spanish) DISCUSSION:
I En recuerdo de Augusto Cazali Avila,
with the participation of Lic. Alfredo Bonatti,
Felix Catillo, historian Ediliberto Cifuentes
and moderator Roberto Diaz Castillo. Colegio
Mayor de Santo Tomis de Aquino, la av. norte
#23, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 4pm (Spanish) BOOK PRESEN-
I.OTATION: Amadeo Branas, historidgrafo
by Guatemalan writer Eduardo N\ 11 .ii' Free.
El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), LaAntigua.





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Primitive Contemporary
Guatemalan Art
Gallery & Museum
4a calle oriented #10
Interior Casa Antigua, El Jaul6n
La Antigua Tel: 7832-6634/35
centrodeartepopular@gmail.com
OPEN DAILY


SDigonol 6, 14-83. Zono 10 +- Cudrod de Gualemrda ---

ARTESANIA

mexicana
mexican handicrafts
S Tel (502 23682178 a, w ww .lacoic gt


18Sat., 7pm ART: Arte en Concreto,
1 Sculpture exposition with more than 10
artists from Guatemala, Germany, Turkey and
Nicaragua. Free. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a
calle Doniente #15, LaAntiPua.


MUSEO
IXCHEL
DEL TRAJE INDIGENA


Learn about the fascinating
history of the Maya's clothing
and weaving.
Buy Guatemalan handicrafts at
our shop. Shop on line at
www.museoixchel.org/shoponline
Centro Cultural UFM
6ta. Calle Final, Zona 10
Ciudad de Guatemala
Telefaxes: (502) 2361 8081/82
Monday Friday 9:00 to 17:00
Saturday 9:00 to 13:00
www.museoixchel.org


Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
-Edgar Wilson Nye


Ae Actuol

SPL A Z A O BE L ISCO
The oldest Guatemalan Art Gallery.
Featuring more than 100 artists.
*NEW ADDRESS: Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, zona 10
Tels:2367-3266,5779-0000 galeriaeltunel@yahoo.com


1 Sat., 7:30am-6pm WORKSHOP:
OuPeruvian artist Claudia Gamarra presents
her extensive knowledge of Therapeutic Use of
Art, Q250 per person; all tools provided. Sign up
by April 10 and receive a Q50 discount. Holistic
Center (tel: 5741-2905) Callej6n del Burrito, El
Injertal condominium, #7A, LaAntigua.
1 'Sun., 3pm- MUSIC: Flute performance
,1 by Pablo Collado and his back-up band.
Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 ext. 202005) 12
calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.

A good painting to me has always been like
a friend. It keeps me company, comforts
and inspires. -HedyLamarr


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THROUGHOUT THE IVMONTH


La Cueria d Panza \trdt ir..I ','- .* -l
: ,.,, =1"' Lii-irign.,
Monday, 8 to 10pm: Blues Night. Q35.
Tuesday and Saturdays, 8 to 10pm-Esta-
sis, Trio, Sal6n Latino & Tango. Q35.
Wednesday, 8-10pm
- Latino Jazz Trio.
entrance: Q25.
Thursday and Fridays,
8 to 10pm Cuban
jazz performed by Buena
Vista de Coraz6n.
entrance Q35. D



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Monday, 7:30pm Kenny Molina hosts
Open Mike. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30pm Ramiro plays trova
Cubana. Free.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30pm-Sundays,
7pm Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan
flutes). Free. V


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Rainbon Cafe ir..I .i -l',-',
-i ..= =--. La.i-rigna
Monday, 7:30pm Don Ramiro will serenade
you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30pm Cesar, a home-grown
talent plays a mixture of Western and Latino
tunes. Free.
Wednesday, 7:30pm Open Mike," 1.. r...
by Juan-Jo and friends. A complimentary drink for
all performers. Free.
Thursday, 7:30pm Giiicho will astound
you with his guitar skills and improvisation of
Latino and pop classics.
Friday, 7:30pm Get in the groove with Ser-
gio playing great Reggae tracks.
Saturday, 7:30pm La Casa de Kello gets the
party going with a mixture of original music, La-
rinn heatr hlues an nonnilir Western mlsic V


Sunday, 7:30pm La Raiz-Luis, Juan-Jo
& Choko, great improvised classics. Free.

I .a Casbah D iortr ca ,r..I '.,- ..,ii,

Wednesday 9pm-lam PARTY: Dance to
the music of the 80s at the hottest discotheque
in town. No cover.

4 Sat., 8pm MUSIC: In concert with Chil-
ean group Illapu performing a fusion of An-
Lays, 1pm Ramiro plays Trova Cubana dean Latin music with a touch of jazz, classic
ig the Sunday Buffet. No cover. and Afro-Caribbean music and the strength of
-rock. (www.illapu.cl/) More info: 4427-8200.
Gran Sala, Centro Cultural Miguel Angel
Asturias, 24 calle 3-81, z. 1, Guatemala City.
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THROUGHOUT THE MONTH

Circus Bar ir..I i.2-2'1
k ... .dA Jd... I... .1. .. .. Piityu'chel
Monday the fabulous piano master Chris
Jarnach plays jazz and favorite tunes
Circus Bar Latin Ensemble plays boleros, salsa,
son Cubano and other Latin rhythms
Tuesday Nayno Flamenco and Rumba and
Latin Ensemble, Trova del Lago
Wednesday Nayno, Latin Ensemble
Thursday Nayno, Trova del lago
Friday Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in
a fusion of rumba flamenco and Guatemalan
traditional elements
Saturday a fascinating show of Circus Bar
Allstars
Sunday Latin Ensemble

Fontabella Plaza ir,.I .... 2'-' .. .1 .... i n, r
1 c. .1ll. a w i ...ala I II eitil Cit.'

Thursday, 6pm Trumpet & piano music
by Jacobo Nitsch.


2 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: La Redde la Vida,
JEtno-Fusion featuring Magda Ai. .. i
and guest musicians Lenin Fernindez, Fernan-
do Scheel, Ana Lucia Orozco and Coqui Arrio-
la. Q60/Q30 children. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037)
5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua. V


La Compaiia de Teatro para Nos BRAVO
Present

"El Nago de Oz"


CON U NINA ACizR MAS PUEwRA DE GATEMALA
UIRA GARCA
1 Sun., 11am (Spanish) THEATER: El
MMago de Oz, inspired by the movie "The
Wizard of Oz," presented by Compafia de Te-
atro Bravo. Q40. Teatro de Cimara Hugo Car-
rillo, Centro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias (tel:
2232-4041) 24 calle 3-81, z. 1, Guatemala City.
21 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Life
1in Guatemala: Brief History and Current
Conditions with Sue Patterson, a retired U.S.
Foreign Service officer now living in La Antigua
Guatemala. She is a former U.S. Consul Gen-
eral in Guatemala and has served in Chile, Iran
and Italy. She is also the founder of WINGS, a
non-profit dedicated to reproductive health and
family planning. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe
(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur#8, LaAntigua.
1 Tues., 8am-5pm TOUR TO
I. COMALAPA: Visit this indigenous vil-
lage, famous for its folk painters and textiles,
includes transportation in minivan, demon-
strations of backstrap and floor-loom weaving,
visits to painters' galleries, tour of market, and
a delicious home-made lunch in private home.
Proceeds benefit the women's cooperative, Maya-
Works. Indigo Artes Textiles (tel: 7888-7487) in-
side Centro Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
2 Sun., 2:30pm- (Spanish) SHOW:Alexis
L2 the Storyteller and his entertainment team.
Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 ext. 202005) 12
calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
A writer should write with his eyes and a
painter paint with his ears. -Gertrude Stein




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T2 Thurs., 6pm- MUSIC: Trumpet and pi-
3Jano concert performed by Jacobo Nitsch.
Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 ext. 202005) 12
calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
2 Thurs., and Thurs., 30th, 9am-4pm -
2JTEXTILE WORKSHOP: Product Im-
provement, with practical experiences, analysis
and discussion, this workshop introduces weav-
ers to several ways to improve the quality of their
textiles. A special focus will be given to innova-
tive processes in the creation and improvement of
those textiles, to promote market success. Indigo
Artes Textiles (tel: 7888-7487) inside Centro
Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
2 Thurs., 7pm FASHION SHOW: Fea-
2 L turing summer fashion, fun for the whole
family. Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 ext.
202005) 12 calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
SFri., and Sat., 25th, 8pm (English)
24 THEATER: All I Ever Really Need to
Know I Learned in Kindergarten, the comedy/
drama based on books by Robert Fulghum;
conceived and adapted for the stage by Ernest
Zulia; produced and performed by a new com-
munity theater for adults in Guatemala City.
Q50. Dr. Sherry Miller Theater, Colegio Maya
(tel: 4011-1530) Carretera a El Salvador, Km
12.5, Guatemala City. V





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2 Sat., 11am MUSIC (DVD PRESEN-
TATION): Beethoven, concerto para
violin, violocelloy piano Op. 56performed by the
Berlin philharmonic orchestra, presented by Ing.
Jose Angel Lee. Colegio Mayor de Santo Tomis
de Aquino, la av. norte #23, LaAntigua.




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6 Sun., 3pm MUSIC: Performance by
accordionist Luis Gonzilez Arocha and
singer Erick Malbrun. Plaza Fontabella (tel:
6628-8600 ext. 202005) 12 calle y 4a av., z. 10,
Guatemala City.
S8Tues., 5:30pm (English) COMMU-
ONITY SERVICE: Microloans: Myths and
Management by "As Green As It Gets," a non-
profit organization supporting coffee farmers,
artisans and other small producers from disad-
vantaged communities in Guatemala. Donation
Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.
3 Thurs., 7pm ART: Inauguration of
J Proyecto Inconcluso, with work by sev-
eral national and international artists. Centro
de Formaci6n de la Cooperaci6n Espanola (tel:
7832-1276) 6a av. norte, between 3a & 4a calle,
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Toys and Play


Not long ago, while perusing the
endless tables piled high with
used North American clothes at
the Saturday paca market in La Antigua, I
found a little T-shirt that caught my eye.
It was about the right size for a 5 year old,
and on it read "I want it/ You buy it for me/
Got it?" Now, why anyone would manufac-
ture such a thing, or who would buy it, is
a complete mystery to me, but it certainly
was thought-provoking.
It brought to mind being in a giant Toys
R Us-type mega-toy store, the pungent smell
of plastic reaching toxic levels, and hearing
tiny voices demanding, insisting, badgering
and whining for the toys they wanted. I don't
frequent stores like that in the States, but on
my last visit there, one could witness the
same kind of whining insistence in grocery
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that comes through with the voice.
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that kind of dissatisfied, entitled insistence
among children is also a European and
Canadian thing. I rather suspect so. It cer-
tainly isn't a Guatemalan thing. Not in the
least. Gracias a Dios!
Whenever I return from a trip north,
I appreciate anew how incredibly well-be-
haved and cheerful the children here are.
And I am astounded or delighted, nearly
every day, by the random sight of children
playing-in the markets, on the streets, in
the tiendas-fully engaged in play, with an
innocence that I had rarely seen before and
which certainly wasn't part of my Ameri-
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I look around the vast used-clothing
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for a ball. And others, who laughingly com-
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issue of working children in Guatemala is
another matter, beyond the scope of this
writing, and that there exist some horren-
dous conditions in some places. But I have
seen working children who take every op-
portunity to play at work, and who seem
happier than many privileged "Western"
children I have known. And, having not
spent time in the poorest parts of Guate-
mala City, I cannot say if my observations
apply to those places.)
And as I go on in the next days I keep
my eyes open, and I remember. I remember
seeing children playing in the markets on
many occasions: boys using the shoes that
their family is selling at the paca to play
catch with; a boy and his little sister at the
bustling wholesale vegetable market in Zu-
nil flying the kite that he had made from
a leftover string attached to an old plastic
bag; and the 10-year-old fish seller, finally
offwork, filling a plastic bottle with marbles
with a huge grin on his face. Yes, they are
working children, but there always seems to
be time for play. And I have certainly never
overheard any one of those market children
whining that they want a toy or whining to
get off work so they can go and play.
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the neighborhood side streets of Pana-
jachel and other small towns, I always see
children playing in groups. Morning, af-
ternoon, and in the safe dark of evening,
little groups of boys and girls play fdtbol,
race, play hide and seek.
It seems to me that most of the children
I see here in Guatemala live with a level of
freedom that hardly exists any more in the
U.S. And it seems that this is made possible
by a number of factors: one, the streets and
markets are safe, safe because, for them,
they are full of aunts, uncles, grandpar-
ents and family friends. The sense of safety
that most children here have is due to the
fact that there are always relatives around
-and they come in all ages.
There are always playmates, too. And I
mean always. Many children have big ex-
tended families with many siblings and cous-
ins to play, all living in the same town. Not
only that, but sharing seems to come natu-
rally. After all, if there are any toys, they're a
lot more fun with someone to play with.
What do they need toys for anyway?
They've got sisters, brothers, cousins, grand-
parents, uncles, aunts. And if a child has an
imagination, there's hardly ever a lack of
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shore of Lake Atitlin, I see that the local
children have no qualms about turning the
plentiful flotsam into toys. On one stroll
I noticed a group building a little house
together. They framed it in with popsicle
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Then again, when there's no garbage avail-
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tools of work, as when children on the shore
have joined their father who has brought
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cousins. Or when several little cousins crawl
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children who have been mesmerized into
believing that everything has to be bought
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vented and games to play at any given mo-
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Cicada springtime cont.from page 10
Unlike crickets or locusts, male cicadas
sing by pulsating membranes called tim-
bals, rather than by violin-like rubbing.
And although the females are mute, they
are not deaf; in fact, the whole musical hub-
bub is the male's way of setting the mood.
The female recognizes the call of her spe-
cies with "ears" called tympana. In larger
species, like Proarna champion, which can
approach 4 cm in length and rival a hum-
mingbird for impact, the mating song can,
at close range, approach 120 decibels.
The song of one common species is ono-
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Over a century ago, while British ento-
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tral American cicadas, he noticed that some


cicadas have a repertoire of three or even four
songs. Aside from the deafening mating call,
there is a softer "honeymoon croon" that a
male serenades his mate with after she ac-
cepts his advances; the pair separates after an
hour (more or less) of coitus. Males also emit
a distress screech when snagged by predators,
and some species have a "fight song" that tells
other males to back off.

Though cicadas are associated with rural
areas, where they are prized by collecting
children, they do well in any urban locale
with enough of the right kind of trees. The
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a pickup that shared the chassis of the ven-
erable VW bus. The VW pickups were al-
most bulletproof, had hearse-sized beds and
ran on fumes. Consequently, Detroit lob-
bied Congress, which imposed protection-
ist duties against VW pickups; overnight,
their price shot up 70%. Germany retaliat-
ed with crushing duties on frozen chickens,
of which the United States was the main
supplier. Hence, the Chicken War.
All producers of tomato paste sold here
are multinationals, so perhaps a "Tomato-
paste War" has been going on without our
knowledge, with big cans excluded through
protectionism.
Some other foodstuffs of the liquid-or-
sauce persuasion are subject to another bi-
zarrity which I call "questionable quantifi-
cation quirkiness" or "3Q." This is the prac-
tice of labeling, say, a small cup of yogurt as
containing 200 grams, but labeling a bigger
one as containing a liter. One quantity is
given by weight, and the other by volume,
even though we are not only talking about
the same item, but the same brand.
Think about this. When some quantities
are given by volume and some by weight
(3Q), then you need another conversion
factor to determine which package, big or
small, is the better deal. Before you can do
the math, you must know the density of yo-
gurt. Who is going to know that?
3Q may be a response to the increasing
awareness that frugality lies not in buying
the smallest quantity, but in buying larger
quantities that are (usually) cheaper per
unit of measure. That big bag of Fab may
wipe out your daily tortilla budget, but
you'll not have to buy more until the rains
stop. In the black-and-white commercials
from my childhood, they called such pack-
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are now on to this; more and more you see
them in stores savvily dividing prices of
bottles of oil by their quantity.
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mato paste cans, 3Q is relatively new. You
can't blame suppliers for the same reason
that you can't blame the airlines for intro-
ducing frequent-flyer programs. They have
to compete with the airline that invented
frequent-flyer programs in the first place;
not boarding the bandwagon is market-
place suicide. So I'm not accusing yogurt
and oil producers of collusion, even though
3Q has yet to be codified in Guatemala's
Constitution, so to speak.
Another expression of 3Q is found in
farmacias. When you buy a bottle of pills,
for instance, you buy a pill count. But when
you buy four or six pills sueltecitos (accord-
ing to the prescription), you are buying
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Widgetol in those pills? Or 400? Or 750?
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sity" (the pill strength) is indicated. So you
can do the math.
But I have noticed that wherever you
can buy pills either by bulk or sueltecitos,
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tor of eight. For this reason, I always just
buy a whole bottle. The second time I need
that particular medicine for someone, the
savings are realized. On every subsequent
occasion, the medicine is free.
As for tomato paste, my wife and I
just bought what might be our solution:
a 38-gallon cooking pot. Next time that
fresh tomatoes are cheap, we will fill the pot
and simmer a gob of tomatoes into paste (it
takes four hours at low heat) and freeze the
result. We will save money and not dishon-
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by Dr. Karmen Guevara
HOLISTIC PSYCHOTHERAPIST


T ere has passion gone? Unfortu-
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surprising considering the definition: emo-
tions as distinguished from reason: intense,
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clear of those ungainly emotions that drag
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no doubt that Chopin's concertos or Mo-
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because of their technique; they are great
because of their passion." To create anything
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through the soil without an announcement!
Have you ever stared into the face of a pas-
sionflower? The seeds of passion lie within
us, so let your mind off duty and bring
forth the watering can. Your spirit awaits
a chance to ignite a fire to fill the hollow
spaces with dreams and what truly matters
to you. However, take heed of the proverb,
"Our passions are the winds that propel our
vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her.
Without winds the vessel would not move
and without a pilot she would be lost."






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The men's traje of Santiago features rows and rows of hand-embroidered birds.

Semana Santa on the Lake:

Santiago Atitlin
by Ana Flinder photos: Victoria Stone


Those of you who have your place
to stay in La Antigua Guatemala
for Semana Santa are sure to enjoy
what is known as the second-biggest and
most spectacular Semana Santa celebra-
tion in the world. (Second only to Sevilla,
Spain, so they say.) And you know who you
are. Because they also say that if you didn't
book a hotel in La Antigua a few months in
advance, there will be no rooms available
- or you'd better find one now.
But for those of you who are considering
other destinations for witnessing some of
the best and most authentic of Guatema-
lan culture, consider a trip to Lake Atitlin.
Oddly, Panajachel, one of the largest and
most tourism-oriented towns on the lake,
only had a tiny community procession
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when last we checked. Rather, it is one of
the favorite vacation spots of Guatemalan
families, as well as of young people from
Guatemala City who want to party the
week away.
Santiago Atitlin, across the lake, has
a truly spectacular and authentic Sem-
ana Santa celebration, which is at times
a breathtaking show of faith and sacri-
fice. Here you will see cultural traditions
that have their roots in pre-conquest times
and which have been evolving, blended
with Catholicism, for centuries, while re-
maining deeply indigenous.
Here in Santiago, one of the lake towns
that has most thoroughly preserved its in-
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Ithe time. -Catherine Zandonella livingin the present-tense.
A bartender is just a pharmacist My mother never breast fed me, she told me she
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and a pine needle carpeted floor. RIGHT: One of several drummers who accompany the procession.
.continued from previous page.. spectacular processions. On Wednesday, Maxim6n's procession goes
from his house to his chapel in the churchyard. On Good Friday the venerated statue of
Christ is taken down from his cross, put in a flower-decked coffin and, around mid-day,
leaves the church, first to meet up with Maxim6n, then to begin the long procession all
through the night. Easter Sunday is celebrated with a Mass in the church. 0


LEFT: Maxim6n and friends RIGHT: Admirers look in on Maxim6n from the side window of his chapel in
the churchyard, which he occupies for only a few days per year.Volcan San Pedro towers in the distance
across the bay of Santiago.


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Open daily.
3a avenida sur #1,La Antigua
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behind oneself in the present. If there is such
a thing as tradition, and I believe there is, it
can only exist in the sense of the mostprofound
movements of culture. -Robert Delaunay
The artist doesn't have time to listen to the
critics. The ones who want to be writers read the
reviews, the ones who want to write don't have
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I Our Hotel is located where
the second monastery was
founded by the Augus-
tinian's order in 1613, in
honor of "Santa Catalina"
Virgin and Martyr from Ale-
jandria.

In the walls of the hotel,
the time has passed by for
almost 400 years.

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5a avenida norte #28
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The Cloister originally a I 'th century cloister.
later converted to a lirn ate residence,
provides a rate opportunity' to visit a colonial home.
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arranged oaund a central gamn courtyard.
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Tels: 7832-8448, 7882-4426
Callej6n del Espiritu Santo #16, La Antigua
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5a Avenida Sur #31, La Antigua Guatemala
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whether the light which surrounds her like a halo
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21 Equipped Rooms by the Day, Week
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Tels: (502) 5201-7468, 2369-6484,
(502) 7832-1020, 7832-0937
1' avenida norte 5-A, La Antigua Guatemala
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hot water, cableTV, wireless internet,
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